lickety-split

adverb lick·e·ty-split \ ˌli-kə-tē-ˈsplit \

Definition of lickety-split

: at great speed

Origin and Etymology of lickety-split

probably irregular from 1lick + split

lickety-split Synonyms

Antonyms

slow, slowly;

Phrases

a mile a minute, at full throttle, at full tilt, by leaps and bounds, in a hurry, in short order, like a shot, like gangbusters, like wildfire;


LICKETY-SPLIT Defined for English Language Learners

lickety-split

Definition of lickety-split for English Language Learners

  • : very quickly


LICKETY-SPLIT Defined for Kids

lickety-split

adverb lick·e·ty-split \ ˌli-kə-tē-ˈsplit \

Definition of lickety-split for Students

: at top speed


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